Bicycles "Mongoose": a review of models, reviews
Today, the bicycle, being an environmentally friendly mechanical vehicle, is becoming popular in our country. If in Europe people of all ages ride it, so far only young people buy it from us. Although recently representatives of the middle age category have also been relocated to bicycles. Some care about their own health, others save money spent on car maintenance, others like an active lifestyle. That is why many will be interested in this article, which talks about the advantages and disadvantages of products manufactured by one of the most famous companies in the industry - the Mongoose brand. After all, today the Mongoose bikes are in serious demand, and first of all from experienced riders.
General information: history excursion
The Mongoose company was founded in 1974 by Skip Hess, a Californian who was an ordinary engineer before he began his business. Somehow, watching the kids,living nearby and performing various spectacular stunts on bicycles, he thought about the fact that for such a vehicle wheels are not entirely adapted. As a result, he began to increasingly catch himself thinking that it would be nice to come up with an alternative. Skip set about creating special wheels. They had to meet the requirements of cyclists while they were performing tricks in the street.
That's how the famous Motomag wheel came into being. Soon it gained recognition not only in California itself, but throughout the United States. Skip Hess is the first to invent and design magnesium light wheels, which are so widely used in rating bikes today. Gradually Skip seeks to promote his invention in the company where he works as an engineer. Subsequently, the production of cast wheels for bicycles begins there.
Skip and his associates are becoming very popular. And they get the idea to produce high-grade bikes. "Mongoose" (Mongoose), and it was so decided to name the first series, was published in 1980. He immediately received recognition.
The first model was the bike "Mongoose Expert". After a few years, Skip's company expands and goes beyond the originally conceived specialization. She begins to produce a popular and very comfortable mountain bike. “Mongoose” is a product that pleasantly amazes and surprises everyone who is interested in this eco-friendly means of transportation. And although the brand is American, today the main production is established in the Republic of China.
Bicycles "Mongoose" have both their advantages and negative sides, which the consumer should be aware of before buying. The undoubted advantages of this brand are the reliability of the design of a fairly strong frame. The production uses only high-quality components and attachments. The frame, which is famous for the Mongoose bicycles, is very difficult to deform. It is also not easy to scratch and paint. The popularity of Mongoose products is primarily due to its extensive experience, especially in the creation of models designed for extreme driving. In addition, the bicycles "Mongoose" are of high quality and relatively affordable price.
It must be said that Mongoose products have very few weaknesses, however, they do exist. First of all, users note that the frame is too heavy on some models, and their cost is too high.
The average cost for which the Mongoose bicycles are sold ranges from two hundred to five hundred dollars. Pricing policy varies depending on the model, its scope, components and design features. There are also expensive bikes, for example, SELOUS SPORT, which can be bought for sixty thousand rubles, and cheap bicycles - TITLE EXP worth eighteen thousand. In any case, with the Mongoose company, high-quality mechanical transport can become a reality even with minimal investment.
By its demand on the market today, the bike "Mongoose Montana" is in the greatest demand. It was launched into mass production in 2015. This model has a non-standard wheel diameter of 27.5 inches, a robust aluminum frame and high-quality attachments. Another bike that is in high consumer demand is the Mongoose Tyax Sport. It became a real discovery for those interested in mountain-type bikes. For those who are not interested in speed records on asphalt, the Mongoose Salvo Comp 29 model will do.She is very beautiful and practical by modern standards. The manufacturer of this bike is conceived not so much for racing, as for easy travel.
The costly Mongoose Pro model for professional-level bikers during the operation fully justifies its high price. This bike contains a twenty-seven-speed advanced transmission that meets the needs of experienced cyclists. In the manufacture of its frame used high-strength aluminum alloy.
For a more complete view of the models of the Mongoose Pro lineup, we consider in more detail the most popular models.
Bike "Mongoose Tyax Sport"
This is a real amateur model of the mountain type, designed and put into mass production in 2016. Immediately gained popularity, she did not lose it among cycling enthusiasts. The model is equipped with a high-strength frame, which is made of aluminum alloy. Its suspension fork, as manufacturers say, effectively cushions the front wheel impact when driving over bumps in the roadway. The course of this component is ten centimeters. This is quite enough for traveling long distances.Type of bike "Mongust Tyax Sport" - amateur. It has disc brakes, double aluminum rims, comfortable rubber handles and an adjustable steering wheel. The number of speeds for this model is eighteen.
MONTANA LE: general information
This bike has won a leading position in the popularity rating. This is evidenced by sales data in 2017. It was designed and put into mass production in 2015. The model has a non-standard wheel diameter: 27.5 inches. Its aluminum frame differs from analogs in particular durability and reliability; it is durable and resistant to deformations. Separately, it is worth noting enough lightness design.
The height of the steering wheel and the seat are adjustable. Bicycle aluminum double, brakes - disc. The number of speeds for this model is twenty-one. Thanks to the transmission presented in this mode, it is possible to operate a bicycle in urban conditions and on rough terrain. Thanks to the disc brakes, the model provides timely, reliable braking.
Bicycle MONGOOSE Pro
The quality of this model fully justifies its high cost. The transmission of this bike is represented by 27 speeds, which is able to satisfy the needs of any category of consumers, regardless ofin what area they operate this two-wheeled vehicle. The frame is made of a specialized aluminum alloy, with all the welding points made with high quality and reliable. Unlike most mongoose bikes, this bike is made in the USA. He has nine stars in the cassette, hydraulic disc brakes, anodized double rims. The latter provide the ability to use on uneven roads without fear for violation of the integrity of the wheels. Efficiency depreciation is provided by pneumatic components. Optimum braking performance is achieved through disc components.
Bicycles "Mongoose": reviews
Most models of the company, if you rely on the comments left by users, have a fairly solid structure. Mongoose bicycles are very resistant to deformation and scratching, and these are not just words, but facts. Reviews from many consumers suggest that Mongoose models are suitable for many.
Among the advantages are also smooth running and the ability to travel long distances, as well as excellent speed parameters.The only thing that users recommend to pay attention to when choosing products of this company is bicycle handles. Judging by the reviews, on some models they may slip or have an unpleasant smell. Bicycle seats "Mongoose" does not cause any complaints: they are quite comfortable. There is dissatisfaction with the large weight of the frame on some models.
Nevertheless, the following result can be summarized: MONGOOSE bikes deserve attention from both amateurs and professionals.